"President Barack Obama issued a statement on the 2012 anniversary of the Roe v Wade suggesting that abortion was necessary for the next generation of women to have the same rights, freedoms and opportunities as men."
Interesting...didn't know men had the right (or would ever need) to abort. All that aside, this comparison makes no sense. To me, it's the same thing as saying, "The drinking age should be lowered to 18 so that most college students can have the same privileges as construction workers."
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Awful and very asinine appeal to emotion.
"The reality is we will not cultivate a culture of life until all women realize that we do not need abortion in order to be considered as smart, competent and professional as men."
Hmm...I wouldn't say that most who are pro-choice believe that abortion makes them equal to men in that sense, but see it more as a way to "stop a bad situation from getting worse and being able to have recourse to it." That is the vibe that I get from most pro-abortion people; in fact, a lot of them believe that men shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion on the matter (Whose children are those women carrying? Excuse me? They didn't get themselves pregnant)...
What women NEED to realize, however, is, should they ever be in a situation that through no fault of their own a child is conceived, there is counseling and support and help. In the worst cases, adoption is a viable option (one can have a hard life and still go to Heaven; one cannot enter the Beatific Vision without the Sacrament of Baptism, however).
"In addition to squelching true womanhood, abortion is literally killing women. . .And there is now strong evidence that post-abortive women are more likely to suffer an increase in depression, substance abuse and suicide. Abortion is also linked to a highly aggressive form of breast cancer."
Okay, pro-abortioners, explain me this! Abortion isn't the magic happy pill most of you (though not all of you) think it is. It is deadly procedure in more than just a spiritual way and can bring much harm to the body and mind of the mother and others affected. Planned Parenthood isn't going to tell you all this, but do your research. Abortion mills are no less dangerous than mothers self-aborting with hangars and what not (although the self-aborting may be more immediately fatal...).
"My generation battled persistent bias to make women in demanding professions and in positions of authority the norm rather than the exception."
I have my views on this but I'll leave that for another post... Most positions of authority should be dominated by men (not merely males mind you) because I feel like a woman in certain leadership positions does undermine her femininity in a way. Back to the subject at hand...
Consider these touching words of Pope Blessed John Paul II:
A woman is strong because of her awareness of this entrusting, strong because of the fact that God “entrusts the human being to her,” always and in every way, even in the situations of social discrimination in which she may find herself. This awareness and this fundamental vocation speak to women of the dignity which they receive from God himself, and this makes them “strong” and strengthens their vocation. …"